Becoming a Bladesmith

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Class Progression

Bladesmith 1

Coil Spring Kiridashi

4-hour single session $200

A perfect introduction to bladesmithing.  In this class, we will transform a piece of coil spring into a small utility knife.  We will start from blanks and forge in the blade, handle, and even heat treat the knife. Following the heat treatment, students will get an introduction to the belt grinder and have a chance to further refine their knives.  If time allows, knives will be rough-finished in the shop under the guidance of the instructor or finished at home. 

Bladesmith 2

Railroad Spike Fixed Blade

5 hours OR 2 x 2.5 hours broken session $250

The second step of the bladesmithing progression is in your first railroad spike knife.  This classic project will have the student draw out, shape, and bevel the blade, make a unique handle, and heat treat the knife.

Bladesmith 3: 6 hours OR 2 x 3 hours broken session $300

Option A: Railroad Spike Tomahawk

On the next step to bladesmithing mastery, learn how to punch and drift the eye of a tomahawk!  This project will challenge your hammer control with both powerful and delicate strikes.  This project is best suited for those who have taken all of the Fundamentals of Blacksmithing courses.

Option B: Blacksmith’s File Knife

Master hammer control and efficient use of the anvil with the Blacksmith’s File Knife. In this project, students will take a retired farrier’s rasp/file and transform it into a one-of-a-kind knife with an integral handle. This path is much better suited for those who have NOT taken the Fundamentals courses.

EDC Fixed Blade (6-8 hours OR 2 x 3 hours broken session ) $400

In the ultimate class of our bladesmithing progression, we will start with rectangular stock and forge a one-of-a-kind full tang fixed blade knife.  This full-length build class will take you from raw steel to a finished knife, all under the guidance of an experienced instructor.  Students will have a variety of handle materials to choose from.

*Details: Purchase and reserve any Blacksmith Experience, Fundamentals of Blacksmithing, or Becoming a Bladesmith Class, and bring any age-eligible friend, family member, coworker, date, or anyone else you want to hammer some steel with for free. Please note: Only the registered student and one friend may participate in a class. Others may watch…

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